Saint-Gobain Abrasives is an active member of both FEPA and oSa.
Our responsibility to customers, particularly in the area of health & safety, is taken very seriously. Products are designed and produced to the most stringent quality standards, to guarantee optimum personal safety and user comfort. Our products comply with all expectations of European health, safety and environmental standards.
FEPA, the Federation of European Producers of Abrasives, is dedicated to the promotion of safety in the use of abrasives and is actively involved in the preparation and implementation of the European (EN) and International Standards (ISO) for Abrasives and Grinding machines.
oSa, the Organisation for Safety of Abrasives, works in close collaboration with FEPA to support & develop safety standards for abrasive products.
The internal testing and certification is based on the following standards:
• Safety requirements for Bonded Abrasive products (EN12413: 1999)
• Safety requirements for Super Abrasive products (EN13236: 2001)
• Safety requirements for Coated Abrasives (EN13743: 2002)
• Safety requirements for Diamond Blades (EN13236: 2001)
Thus the oSa symbol on the abrasive signifies enhanced application safety for the user, a reduced liability risk and excellent brand image for manufacturers, traders and those in marketing.
ISO 9001, certifies Quality Management system is in accordance with requirements of quality standards.
ISO 14001, certifies Environmental Management system is in accordance with requirements of environmental standards.
OHSAS 18001, health and safety at work certification.